today was supposed to be opening day for the 2020 major league baseball season. unfortunately, the season has been postponed indefinitely, and the stadiums are empty. empty like the left field pavilion at dodger stadium behind kazuhisa ishii on this 2002 fleer focus jersey edition card
the dodger stadium seats are also empty behind jose canseco on this 1991 ballstreet card
although there are at least a couple of people behind him on the field. this photo was taken before either game 1 or game 2 of the 1988 world series, which brings back some good memories for me.
you probably recall that the orioles hosted the rays in a game played in an empty camden yards back in 2015 as a result of civil unrest following the funeral of freddie gray, a 25-year old black man who died after being injured while in police custody. that was a game that followed the postponement of the first two games in the series. however, there are no plans that i am aware of to proceed with any slate of games in 2020 without fans.
since it is opening day, here are a few cards from this year's topps opening day set that i am happy to have in my collection.
the orlando arcia double play turn on tatooine
and a normal double play turn courtesy of carlos correa
team traditions & celebrations jackie robinson statue
opening day ballpark insert of dodger stadium (courtesy of brian at highly subjective completely arbitrary)